In Memory - Tim Ewing
January 5, 1959 - September 30, 2022

Tim Ewing - U-Wing Holsteins

Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Representative for Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and parts of Kansas and Oklahoma, passed away September 30, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Tim worked tirelessly promoting the dairy industry and most especially the registered Holstein cow, for which he had a profound love. He traveled thousands of miles breeding cattle for clients, visiting herds, helping with matings, giving advice, providing a listening ear to bounce ideas off of, registering cattle, helping at shows and sales, helping with sale catalogs and selecting animals for sales, and just being a wonderful friend and colleague!

Timothy Ivan Ewing, 63, Rogersville, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 at his home.

He was born January 5, 1959 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of the late Phillip Julian and Jo Etta Mae (Collison) Ewing. He was united in marriage May 18, 1979 in Rogersville to Mary Jean Knight. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Mike Ewing, a sister, Phyllis Mooney, an infant son, Travis Jon, and an infant daughter, Tamara Jane.

Tim was a life-long dairy farmer growing up on the family farm west of Fordland. He was a 1977 graduate of Logan-Rogersville High School where he was a five-sport letterman and president of the FFA. He attended the University of Missouri earning his degree in Animal Science with a minor in English. At MU he was a member of the Farmhouse Fraternity and president of the MU Block and Bridle. He served on the Logan-Rogersville School Board during the building of the current high school. He was a lifetime member of the Holstein Association whom he had worked for as a representative since 2012. He enjoyed writing however, Holstein and Hereford cattle were his life. He was especially proud of the fact that his sons Jason and Thomas are still living on the family’s original Century Farms. He was the father-sir-master of the universe and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Jean, a daughter, Tabatha Jo Metz, two sons, Timothy Jason Ewing and his wife Erica, and Thomas Julian Ewing and his wife Jessie, two grandson, James and Jayden Ewing, a brother, Richard Ewing, several nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held from 11:00 – 1:00 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2022, with funeral services following at 1:00 p.m. at J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial will follow in Fordland Cemetery, Fordland.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial donations to the Missouri Junior Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769. condolences to the MaryJean and the family can be mailed to 505 Chipmunk Ave, Rogersville, MO 65742

In Memory - Ron Shaver
March 16, 1933 - September 25, 2022

Ron Shaver - Shaverside Farm

Ronald Arch Shaver was born March 16, 1933 in St. Joseph Missouri to AB and Gladys (Wright) Shaver. Ron passed away September 25, 2022 while visiting Yellowstone National Park. After graduating from Plattsburg High School, he was drafted into the US Army.

Returning to the Plattsburg area, over the next 34 years Ron developed one of the premier Registered Holstein dairy operations in the country. He won numerous production and show awards across the state and country, eventually receiving the Distinguished Dairy Breeder Award for his achievements. During his dairy days, Ron was an official classifier and area manager for the National Holstein Association traveling and seeing many beautiful areas throughout the United States.

After dispersal of the dairy, Ron was employed by MFA Inc. as a feed sales specialist for South Central Missouri. He felt great satisfaction in sharing his experience to help guide other farmers to improve their operations. Ron enjoyed the sight of a well planted field of corn, and helped introduce many farmers to the production of corn silage. In 2004, Ron started raising Registered Angus cattle. He loved each calving season, black cows on green grass, and visiting with the many people from the marketing of bulls.

Ron dearly loved his family. He enjoyed spending time with his loved ones and shared many fishing outings. He enjoyed various sporting events with family, often cheering in celebration with his enthusiastic “way to go!”. With his gentle nature, he was a man that never met a stranger, often striking up conversations with people he did not know. Ron was well known for his encouraging words, strong work ethic and selfless approach to all things in his life. Ron was caring & compassionate, a true gentleman, who was known to tip his hat with a smile.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Nathaniel. He is survived by his wife, DyAnna of 37 years; three sons, Michael (Lesli) of Plattsburg; Steve of Raytown, Sheldon (Jessica) of Salem, two daughters, Nancy (Dave) Pryor of Cameron and Belinda (Jeff) Benton of Parkville; three brothers, Roger of Kearney; Don of Hillsboro, KS; Stan of Easton; 12 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 7 at the First Christian Church, Mountain Grove from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Ron’s Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 8 at the church beginning at 10:00am. Following the funeral, graveside services will be held at the Greenlawn Cemetery in Plattsburg, MO at 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Norwood FFA Chapter. Online condolences to the family & tributes to Ron can be made through Meadors Funeral Home at or mailed to DyAnna Shaver 5105 Tharpe School Road, Norwood, MO 65717.

Northeast Missouri Production Sale
FRIDAY, October 14, 2022 ~ Memphis, MO


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NEMO Sale Catalog Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.

A group of 30+ head of Registered and Identified Holsteins ready to milk and be part of your herd plus bulls. Several springing and open heifers sell as well. Cattle will be tested for BVD. Lactating Cows calving prior to two weeks before the sale will be tested for staph and strep. Contact Elmer Martin 660-341-2530; Cliford Oberholtzer 660-216-6184; Wilson Martin 660-216-3558 for more information or to leave a bid or to receive a catalog.

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Sedalia, MO on August 19, 2022
Judge Laurie Winkelman, WI, placed 69 head.

Champions and Placings below.

Junior Champions
Honorable Mention: Fall Yrlg: Mi-Wil Jrdy Maserati-Red; Scott Wilson & Patrick Ball; Res. Jr Champion Fall Calf: C-of-O Hanans Blueberry-ET, College of the Ozarks; Jr. Champion: Fall Calf: STJOR War Rose 14938-Red-ET, Sammi Justice; Judge Laurie Winkelman.

Junior Champion female was the 1st place Fall Calf ~ STJOR War Rose 14938-Red-ET, Sammi Justice.
Res. Junior Champion female was the 2nd place Fall Calf ~ C-of-O Hanans Blueberry-ET, College of the Ozarks
Honorable Mention Junior Champion was the 2nd place Fall Yearling ~ Mi-Wil Jrdy Maserati-Red; Scott Wilson & Patrick Ball
Intermediate Champion & Grand was the 1st place Jr. 3 Yr-Old ~ Redcarpet Door County-ET; Larry & Jodi Wright & Rick King
Res. Intermediate Champion was the 1st place Sr. 3 Yr-Old ~ Toecky Byway Mariena, Tom Durst
Honorable Mention Intermediate Champion was the Jr. 2 Yr-Old ~ S&K-Vale Warrior Raisin-RC, Sammi Justice

Grand Champion Lineup
A great group of cows to choose from

Senior Champion & Grand & Best Bred & Owned5-Year Cow: Golden-Oaks Rayna-Red, Lora Wright
Res. Senior Champion2nd 5-Year-Old: View-Haven Anv Cinnamon-Red, Maria Vedder
Honorable Mention Senior ChampionAged Cow: J-Lean Platte Ducky-Red, Jessilyn McLean
Premier Breeder: College of the Ozarks, Pt. Lookout, MO
Premier Exhibitor: Wrightvale Farm, Verona, MO

Supreme Champion Lineup
Breed winners vying for Supreme Honors.

Supreme Champion of the Open Show
Supreme Champion - Holstein Jr 3-Yr-Old: Redcarpet Door County-ET, Larry & Jodi Wright & Rick King

Farm Family Award
Stanley Campbell

Awarding of Stanley Campbell, Guernsey breeder, the State Fair Farm Family award.

Click here to view Open Show Results

Check out Jr Page for results of the Youth Show and Judging Contest!

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Open Show Photos
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2022 MO State Fair - Holstein Open Show

Supreme Champion Photos
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2022 MO State Fair-Supreme Open & Candids


Three Yr Old Missouri Holstein Show
The 2022 3-Year Old Holstein Futurity will be held during the Open Show at the Missouri State Fair, Friday, August 19, Sedalia, MO. Judge Laurie Winkelman, WI, placed the six head in this year's class. KABA Select Sires will sponsor the top three adult
places with directors chairs! And ABS sponsors the first place Jr chair.

Missouri State Fair is the host of this year's futurity. We really appreciate their hospitality and effort they put forth to make everyone feel welcome. Thank you for supporting the Missouri Holstein Association!

Top 3 in 2022 3-Year-Old Show
L to R: Miss, Molly Melzer; 3rd Place: C-of-O Undenied Ashla-ET; college of the Ozarks; 2nd Place: Ms Wrightvale GDust Flower, Sammi Justice; 1st Place: Toecky Byway Marlena, Tom Durst

Production Winner
C-of-O Undenied Ashla-ET, College of the Ozarks
2-01 2x 305 19,478 4.1 802 3.29 624

Winning Junior Entry
MS Wrightvale Gdust Flower, Sammi Justice

click this link to view the Futurity placings catalog.

A big THANK YOU to the additional
Sponsors for this year's Show!

KABA, Select-Sires, Inc.
Missouri State Fair

ABS - Jr Sponsor


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2025 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2021 and August 31, 2022 then click on the 2025 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. check back for form. Entries will be due February 1, 2023. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2023.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2025 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2022

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader


Missouri classified in August 2022. Click on the buttons below to view the lists from the state classification. Our next state Classification will be in March.


Fifteenth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2022 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/22
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.
  6. **CHANGE FOR 2023** Nominations will close in Fall 2023 (final nominations in September issue) to allow for a longer voting time and magazine mailing.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY 2022: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - Nov. 20, 2022; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 10, 2022. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.

You can nominate your Cow of the Year in the Pulsator this year! Let Jodi know if you would like to nominate in the December issue.




District meetings are a chance to get together on a local level to learn what is going on in the industry and connect with your local breeders. Hopefully we will have several state representatives attend the meetings. Mark your calendars with the date. Specific location and time will be distributed from each district secretary or return here for details.

Monday, November 14 South Central District
Noon Meeting

Monday, November 14 Southeast District
Evening Meeting

Tuesday, November 15 Northeast Central District
Noon Meeting

Tuesday, November 15 Northwest District
Evening Meeting

Wednesday, November 16 West Central District
Noon Meeting

Thursday, November 17 Southwest District
Noon Meeting


Ozark Empire Fair Results

Click here to view the results of the Open Holstein show at the Ozark Empire Fair.

Photos from Open Holstein Show
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2022 OEF-Open Holstein

Some photos of Junior Holstein Show
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2022 OEF-Junior Holstein

LOTS of updates from the MU Team

Click here to view newsletter

Items featured in Newsletter
1. National Farm Safety & Health Week
2. Dairy Business Builder Grant - Helpful Hints Webinar, Sept. 20. Click Here for info
3. Dairy Hall of Honors seeking Nominations
4. Dairy Science Digest - Latest podcast click here
5. Dairy Extension position OPEN (Retirement of Ted Probert)
6. Foremost update.

For more information or to register for the event contact
Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-772-4231 or

Women In Dairy


Road trip to World Dairy Expo. Contact Reagan for details.

Watch Your Mailboxes - Fall PULSATOR!

Exiting New Addition
You will notice, this issue is much thicker than our past issues. This is because we are including a center section called “Midwest Holsteins.” This section features advertisers and happenings from associations and breeders all across the Midwest and is included in other state’s publications as well. Breeders had the option to advertise in this section, or remain in our magazine only. We encourage you to read through it and check it out as we are using this issue as a trial run for it. It may be included in up to three issues a year. Our magazine still remains the same surrounding this section as an “outer wrap.”

**The Online version below does not yet contain all of the additional pages** This issue also includes lots of show results from this year. Make sure to congratulate your local youth on an outstanding job. There was a lot of young people out showing this year and that is an extremely positive thing for our industry. Also, we extend a thanks to all the sponsors who help to make each of these shows a success!
Shannon, Jenna and Jodi

NEXT AD DEADLINE - November 20!
This issue will feature Cow of the Year and state convention.

Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
To view the Fall 2022 Pulsator PDF Click here

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Nominations Open

It is time for the annual call for nominations for Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors.

Past award winners are on the website:

Nomination forms are attached and online at: Click here for form

for the:
1. Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award
2. Dairy Leadership Award:
3. Pioneer Dairy Leader
4. Meritorious Service Award:

Nominations are due back to Gloria Johnson by November 1st, 2022, either by e-mail or regular mail.

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors
c/o Gloria Johnson
920 E. Campus Drive, N189 ASRC
Columbia, MO 65211

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Foundation Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation
11:00 AM, January 27, 2023
Culinary Café, Eckles Hall
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Thank you for helping recognize those who have contributed to Missouri’s dairy industry.

Missouri Holstein Distinguished Service Award

Due November 1, 2022

The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon a living current or former member, who in the opinion of the Missouri Holstein Association, has rendered outstanding and unselfish service for many years and thereby has made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Holstein breed in Missouri. Nominee may be a living or deceased member and will be selected by an anonymous panel appointed by the president. Nomination forms available by downloading here and accompanied by one letter of support. Nominations are saved for 3 years. There are no current nominations.


AFTER APRIL 14, 2022 LATE FEE of $10/Membership applies
Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually
for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members
- $25 additional to receive Pulsator Magazine (per family)
- $5 additional to receive Mid-States News Magazine (per family)

1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
       members or additional magazines) = $25
3. Additional Members / Prefix = $25 each
4. Associate Members = $25
5. Junior Members = $5 each
6. Mid-States Holstein News (additional) = $5
7. PayPal convenience fee = $4

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Three options to pay your Membership:
1. Download, Print & Mail Form
2. Pay through PayPal. Please request PayPal invoice. Just
Email for an invoice
3. OR Submit through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.

Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2022 Missouri Membership List - By District


Dairy Margin Program

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2022
Rates for 2022:
- January Rate: 11.54. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- February Rate: 10.98. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- March Rate: 11.55. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- April Rate: 12.29. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- May Rate: 12.51. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- June Rate: 11.92. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
- July Rate: 9.92. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.



September 20 Dairy Business Builder Grant Program - Webinar. Click here for details

Oct. 2 - 7 World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI

October 10 Entries Due for Louisville

October 14 NEMO Registered Holstein Production Sale, Memphis, MO

Oct. 26 - 27 AI School, SW MO. Contact Reagan Bluel for details

November 1 MO Holstein Distinguished Service Award Nominations due
November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
Nov. 6-7 Mid-East Fall National, Louisville, KY

November 14-17 State District Meetings

November 20 Cow of the Year Nomination Deadline

November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 9 MO Holstein Junior Award Deadline


January 20-21 State Convention, Springfield

January 27 MO Dairy Hall of Honors meeting and awards presentation

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Ryan Bilyeu
Phone: 417-838-1093

Vice President
Scott Wilson

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
John Schoen


Pulsator Editor
Shannon Kleiboeker
17077 Lawrence 1030
Wentworth, MO 64873

Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262


National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Substituting - Steve Peterson


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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